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Back to Back Thru Hikes

Back to Back Thru Hikes

Day 72 of Te Araroa. Day 254 of the PCT / TA back to back thru hike extravaganza. Woaw. “How are you STILL hiking?”Physically? It feels GOOD! I feel good,...

Dec 18, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
Taking Six Months Off Work

Taking Six Months Off Work

Welcome back! After deciding to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT), one of the bigger steps I had to take was telling my boss I would need 6-7 months off work....

Dec 15, 2022 : Nancy Kinnaman
That’s all, Folks.

That’s all, Folks.

That’s it. It’s over. The other half of the 2,149.3 miles are complete. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is the most rewarding thing I’ve pushed myself...

Dec 12, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Week 21: The End.

Week 21: The End.

One Last Time. For the final time I said my goodbyes to my family, I packed up all my gear, and started walking towards the trail head. I had been...

Dec 10, 2022 : Thomas Allie
An Intro-Through The Looking Glass & The Wonderland Trail 2023

An Intro-Through The Looking Glass & The Wonderland Trail 2023

Hiker Introduction That Makes Three of Us: Shannon: My name is Shannon (aka Wheezy Rabbit). I am a Colorado Trail thru-hiker, AT section hiker, UL nerd, rock climber, trail runner,...

Dec 9, 2022 : Shannon Gleespen
Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

As the warm, busy summer days get shorter, the hikers become less. The town quiets, but people still come around, because there’s still beauty to see. One thing that caught...

Dec 1, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
AT 2022 Post Thru-Hike 10 FAQs

AT 2022 Post Thru-Hike 10 FAQs

Spitfire 2022 NOBO Final Blog Entry It's been almost 4 months since completing my 2022 AT thru-hike.  I have had some time and space to reflect a bit.  Also, I...

Nov 20, 2022 : Michelle Petix
Trail Hiatus

Trail Hiatus

I've endured many challenges on trail, but nothing compares to the conflicting emotions that overwhelmed me on October 20 and thereafter. I was at Sam's Gap to catch a shuttle...

Nov 15, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

A Week Off I take a full week off trail. My timing was a little off. If I were to continue at the pace I was going, I would make...

Nov 7, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

Day 110: 17 miles. Tehachapi to mile 2104 We had breakfast at the same diner as the dinner. I had some egg, hashbrown and a massive belgian waffle with strawberries...

Nov 4, 2022 : Miia Tsunami